Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
Two thirds of the world’s illiterate adults are female and over 65% of its poorest people are women and girls.
In the Occupied Palestinian Territory, women activists, civil society coalitions and local authorities are working to end gender-based violence by strengthening women’s political voice, improving their access to justice and increasing opportunities for decent employment. The programme supports the formation of women leaders, strengthens government policy making and has launched an innovative mass media campaign to raise awareness on key gender inequalities.
We are supporting 13 joint programmes in this area with an allocation of almost US$90 million. These efforts contribute to achieving MDG 3, promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment adopting a more comprehensive approach that addresses issues of access to opportunities and the guarantee of rights. Some of these include improving legal systems to respect women’s rights, particularly those of marginalized indigenous and ethnic minority groups, strengthening participation in economic life and in decision making processes and reducing the incidence of violence that women suffer.
Analysis of key findings and achievements
This report captures the main achievements and experiences of the MDG-F’s programmes in this thematic window and presents their impact on the lives of communities across five regions. Prepared by an independent expert, the study is based on extensive desk reviews, interviews with selected joint programmes, and a thorough analysis and synthesis of inputs and contributions.
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